Manchester Collective: Bag of Bones with Alice Zawadzki (violin)
PROGRAMMEAlice Zawadzki Bag of Bones ? World PremiereAdditional music by Cassandra Miller, Maurice Ravel and moreApproximate run time: TBC?ABOUTNo one can outrun the past.Take a pinch of a romantic song cycle, stir in some studio theatre and a touch of jazz, then filter the whole thing through a hessian sack of deep, dark Central European folklore? and you might be somewhere in the region of ?Bag of Bones?, Alice Zawadzki?s bewitching new project for Manchester Collective.Leading a cross-breed ensemble comprising keys, accordion, percussion and strings, Zawadzki has created a deeply personal piece of music theatre that grapples with the cultural history and inherited stories that run back through her life to her Polish roots. There are no sweet jazz songs in this landscape, but somehow, lightness always finds a way through the dark. Brand new music sits alongside a set curated by Alice and the Collective ? a set that is still evolving as the work finds its final form. The ink is not yet dry on this one. This is new music at its most thrilling, dangerous and cathartic.Alice Zawadzki?s new work is supported by PRS Foundation?s The Open Fund for OrganisationsLINE-UPAlice Zawadzki Voice Rakhi Singh Music DirectorCharles Kieny AccordionFred Thomas KeyboardManchester Collective String quartetLINKS Website: https://manchestercollective.co.uk/bonesABOUT MANCHESTER COLLECTIVEKnown for their experimental programming and daring collaborations, Manchester Collective perform a combination of cutting-edge contemporary music, classical masterpieces and staged work in spaces ranging from concert halls to warehouses, nightclubs to festivals. New music and collaboration are of vital importance to the Collective; they commission and present work by some of today?s most exciting artistic voices, crossing different genres and artforms.